100% MADE IN USA
100% MADE IN USA
Welcome to AeroSouth, a small business focused on products for light aircraft and sailboats as well as publications on the topics of aeronautics and education.
Who am I?
Timo Miesegaes was a successful wine merchant in the German city of Bremen in the mid-19th century. As a Deacon of the St. Petri Dom Cathedral in Bremen, his family crest was included among others on the inside wall, where it can be found today. The owner of AeroSouth is a descendant of Timo Miesegaes, one of over 40 different spellings of the unusual name, an early translation of which was 'Swamp-Goose'. The first Misegades to immigrate to America was Heinrich Friedrich Miesegaes, who arrived here in 1844 and quickly started a career as a machinist. Since then, many of the men of the Misegades family have followed in his footsteps as mechanics, machinists, engineers and manufacturers.
Katherine Misegades, a talented member of the greater Misegades family, created this colorful rendering of the Misegades family crest on the occasion of a family reunion, based on the image from the Bremen Cathedral. The swan is a common animal seen on the many lakes and wetlands of northwestern Germany and the northeast of the Netherlands, our ancestors' homeland.
The swan is a magnificent creature that is equally at home in the air as on the water. Activities in the air and on the water have been the lifelong passions of AeroSouth owner Kent Misegades - swimming, sailing, canoeing, motor-boating, water skiing, snorkeling, soaring, aerobatics and powered flight - as hobbies and in his professional career as an engineer and teacher. That's why the swan is the perfect symbol for the essence of AeroSouth.
Ulli (Ulrike) Misegades, wife of AeroSouth owner and president Kent Misegades, is an award-winning, self-taught portrait artist. Using stylistic elements of Art Nouveau and minimalist brush strokes for simplicity, Ulli created AeroSouth's logo in early 2021, depicting a swan in flight. Alternating red and blue strokes in the wings represent both feathers and battens used on sailboat sails. The colors are tones of dark blue and red, traditionally used in the Old South, Kent's native land.